Money Magazine Honors Middletown (Again)

Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray, right, and Committeeman Tony Fiore at Memorical Sloan Kettering's ground breaking last week.

Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray, right, and Committeeman Tony Fiore at Memorical Sloan Kettering’s ground breaking last week.

Monmouth County’s largest municipality, Middletown Township, has yet again been named one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine.

Strong economics, a clean environment, a highly educated and stable population, low crime and an abundance of leisure, cultural and recreational opportunities clinched the honor for the Township that has also been named the best run municipality in New Jersey by MoreMonmouthMusings for eight consecutive years.

Even good weather in 2013 contributed to Middletown’s ranking.  The sun was shining for 56% of the days and the township was blessed with 46.3 inches of rain.  The high temperature in July was 83.1.  The low in January, 25.7.

Middletown had an air quality index of good on 92% of the days measured.  The personal crime rate is per 1000 people.  The property crime rate is 11 per 1000 people.

The median commute to work for Middletown residents is 30 minutes. 2% of Middletown workers walk or bike to work.

“The Township Committee and I are very proud that MONEY magazine recognizes that Middletown is a very special community with a rich heritage, strong sense of volunteerism and a high quality of life,” said Mayor Stephanie Murray, noting this is the fourth time the township has been singled out by the publication. “It affirms our assertion that the township is a great place to live and work.”

“A low crime rate, great schools, and access to an abundance of cultural and leisure activities are among the reasons that MONEY magazine has recognized Middletown as one of the best places to live in New Jersey and the Northeast Region in particular,” noted Murray. The township is the only municipality to make the cut in Ocean and Monmouth counties.



Posted: September 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Money Magazine Honors Middletown (Again)”

  1. trouble in marlboro said at 8:23 am on September 24th, 2014:

    congrats middletown, a well run republican town. I wish marlboro where run as well. in 2007 the last year repubs ran the town , we where ranked 33 best place in the U.S.A. Now since the hornick gang has taken over and brought the disgraced de cotis law firm to town, the town has dropped to number 152 best place in just the state of new jersey. so you can see how 7 years of dem rule can ruin a town. And now johnny is endorsing the two no platform freeholder candidates, god help us all if johnny hornick gets his way and makes us(monmouth county), like essex county. the choice is clear vote republican this election.

  2. Not even in the top 50?? said at 9:30 am on September 24th, 2014:

    Maybe I’m missing something, but I couldn’t find Middletown in the top 50. Parsippany, Franklin and Piscataway were in the top 50. Middletown, no.

  3. @Trouble in Marlboro said at 10:05 am on September 24th, 2014:

    I am going to call you Chicken Little. All you seem to do is cry the sky is falling. If it is so bad under Hornick, why hasn’t your party capitalized on it and win??? The Governor won by 5000 votes in Marlboro, yet he couldn’t carry the locals who were running. Who is to blame for that? Is it the Republican Municipal Chairman, who has been accused of hate speech?? Is it because the local Republicans helped with brush pickup after a storm, only to have their campaign shirts on during a photo op???

    Remember, it was under Republican leadership (Scannapieco and Broderick) that Marlboro became extremely overcrowded with haphazard development–development that will stay with Marlboro forever. BTW: the two names I mentioned were arrested and convicted for corruption.

  4. trouble in marlboro said at 8:32 am on September 26th, 2014:

    @@ trouble in marlboro. the truth hurts, johnny hornick has been raising taxes, and feeding the law firms of the town for years. even with the take over of the water auth, to plug the holes in the budget, and feed de cotis 800,000 dollars, he has still raised taxes each and ever year.. as well as drop our town from 33 best in the country to 152th in just the state of n.j. as far as past repubs, the current chair didn’t even live in town. im sure if the local repub party could get 125,000 dollars to run a campaign , like johnny gets wheeled in from bergen and middle sex, they could win in marlboro as well. but the republican party will not sell the town down the river, like johnny and his gang are doing, for political gain, and expansion of their law firms. and dont forget how daddy hornick, started all the development in marlboro. you have a selective memory. and now johnny wants to turn monmouth into essex county, come on give us a break. p.s. ask johnny how he wrecked his porsche coming home from a bar mitzvah, in his own back yard. how does that happen?